ENQA’s external review

FINEEC regularly participates in the external evaluation of its activities. The next external review of FINEEC’s evaluation activities in higher education is carried out in 2021 by European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (ENQA).


External review 2021


FINEEC and especially its higher education evaluation activities are externally evaluated in 2021 by European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). An international panel of experts appointed by ENQA conducts the evaluation. The panel conducts an online visit to FINEEC in September 2021. FINEEC will need to show compliance with the ESG in order to pass the review and to  renew its membership in ENQA and the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). Read more about the ENQA review of 2021 and FINEEC’s self-assessment report prepared for the review.


External review 2016-2017


The last external review of FINEEC was conducted between 2016 and 2017. Although the main focus of the evaluation was on the agency’s higher education evaluation activities, part of the assessment included the entire organisation (e.g. the goals and objectives, official status, independence, internal quality management and resources of the organisation). FINEEC passed the review in 2017. By passing the review, FINEEC had its full membership in ENQA reconfirmed and renewed its listing in EQAR, the register of trusted European quality assurance agencies, until February 2022. According to the report of the panel of experts, FINEEC complies with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ESG 2015).

The review panel highlighted several strengths in FINEEC’s activities, among them internationalisation, internal quality work, in-depth implementation of the principle of enhancement-led evaluation and gender equity. Development of a wider stakeholder cooperation including the general public and representatives of working life were identified by the panel as enhancement areas.


Self-assessment report drawn up for the external review: FINEEC Self-Assessment Report

For more information, please contact

Mirella Nordblad, Counsellor of Evaluation, firstname.lastname@karvi.fi, tel. +358 29 533 5541